Ascent of Santa Barbara Peak on 2010-07-14

Climber: Champion Baumstimler

Date:Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Santa Barbara Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:12640 ft / 3852 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is the only peak in the pecos wilderness that I summited, and only because the trail went so near i couldn't pass it up. the majority of my trip i was focusing on visiting and fishing in lakes that were off established trails. Horseshoe lake being by far the most spectacular, best fishing, and easiest to access surprisingly.

the peak is no problem to summit, despite thunderstorms forming over the divide every day i was there (i could see from the distance), and the divide runs north, east, and west of this peak providing grand views and giving you access to the truchas and pecos baldy peaks to the west, and jicarta to the north, which i did not attempt to summit despite being less than a mile from the mountain. I somewhat regret that, but it does give me options to look forward to next year. hopefully pecos baldy, truchas, and jicarta will be summited on my trip in july 2011. we'll see.....
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4809 ft / 1465 m
    Round-Trip Distance:64 mi / 103 km
    Trailhead:7831 ft / 2386 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Bivouac
    Nights Spent:6 nights away from roads
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Pleasant, Windy, Partly Cloudy
thunderstorms nearby
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Days 

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